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Seo, Misun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2019
This study investigated the influence of L1 allophonic rule, L1 segment articulation, and gender in Korean learners' production of English /s/ in two different contexts (i.e., before a high front vowel vs. elsewhere) and at three different proficiency levels in English (i.e., low vs. intermediate vs. high). The influence of the Korean allophonic…
Descriptors: Native Language, Korean, Gender Differences, English (Second Language)
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Ito, Yasuko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
Second language (L2) acquisition research has explored the acquisition of various syntactic constraints by L2 learners, one of which is "wanna" contraction. However, there is still a very limited body of research regarding the acquisition of "wanna" contraction, both in first language (L1) and L2. The purpose of the study is to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Zhang, Yanyan; Du, Xingkun – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
It has been widely acknowledged in the academic field that English is being used as a lingua franca among people from various first language backgrounds. However, the notion of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) does not seem to have been integrated into English classrooms, especially in China, a country from the Expanding Circle. As China has the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Asari, Yoko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2017
Recasts, a type of implicit feedback, is widely used by EFL teachers for improving learners' communicative competence. Research suggests that teachers may use salience enhancement techniques in order to highlight the positive/negative evidence in recasts. This study was conducted to identify types of recasts and examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Interlanguage, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Worathumrong, Sakulrat; Luksaneeyanawin, Sudaporn – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study compares how the native speakers of Thai (TTs) and American (AEs) as well as the Thai learners of English as a foreign language with high exposure to English (TEHs) and those with the low exposure (TELs) perform the speech acts of compliments (Cs) by taking the context of age into their consideration. The data were collected by means of…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, Pragmatics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Jangarun, Kamolphan; Luksaneeyanawin, Sudaporn – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2016
This study investigated the similarities and differences in the use of discourse connectors (DCs) in argumentative essays of American undergraduate students (AMs), Thai with high-English exposure (THHs) and Thai with low-English exposure (THLs). The data of these three groups were collected from 60 essays; 20 essays were from the corpus of…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Form Classes (Languages), Statistical Analysis, Essays
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Alimorad, Zahra – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2015
This study aimed to discover semantic and syntactic problems Persian native speakers might have while reading English and Persian texts and different strategies they use to overcome those problems. To this end, a convenient sample of 40 intermediate students studying English Literature at Shiraz University was selected. Twenty of them were asked…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Indo European Languages, Semantics, Syntax
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Sugie, Satoko; Mitsugi, Makoto – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) utilization in Chinese as a "second" foreign language has mainly been focused on Learning Management System (LMS), digital material development, and quantitative analysis of learners' grammatical knowledge. There has been little research that has analyzed the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Second Language Learning, Chinese, Second Language Instruction
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Kang, Seokhan – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2013
This study investigated the effect of language immersion in an English-speaking environment on the production of intonational features in L2 English sentences. It was hypothesized that the Korean group who had been immersed in the English language as children would have intonation patterns more similar to native English speakers than a nonimmersed…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Intonation, Korean, Native Speakers
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Golpour, Farhad – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
In recent years, genre studies have attracted the attention of many researchers. The aim of the present study was to observe the differences in generic structure of doctoral dissertation acknowledgements texts written by English native and non-native (Chinese) PhD students. To this end, thirty native English students' acknowledgement texts and the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Applied Linguistics, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Asari, Yoko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2012
This study examines the relationship between recasts and learners' repair, taking into account 1) learners' proficiency level and 2) timing of recasts. 543 recast episodes were detected from 17 beginning, 16 intermediate, and 17 advanced learners. While beginning learners were not able to repair if the intervening words between the learners' error…
Descriptors: Maintenance, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Correlation
Negishi, Junko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
This study aimed to investigate the characteristics and developmental phenomena apparent in Japanese learners of English with their raters' perspectives in terms of fluency which has been recognized as a major factor in judging non-native speakers' proficiency. The following temporal indices demonstrated strong relationships with the raters'…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Fluency, Japanese, Native Speakers
Nakamura, Shizuka – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
English rhythm is related to contrast between the stressed and the unstressed in duration structure. In native English speech, in general, an intra-speaker average duration of stressed syllable is longer than that of syllable as a whole. On the contrary, that of unstressed syllable is shorter than that of syllable as a whole. In the previous paper…
Descriptors: Syllables, Correlation, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
Chiravate, Boonjeera – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
As regards the acquisition of L2 verbal morphology, one of the universal tendencies as elucidated by the Interlanguage Discourse Hypothesis (Bardovi-Harlig, 1994, p.43) is that language learners use emerging verbal morphology to distinguish foreground and background in narratives. This present study examines whether Thai EFL learners' use of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Morphology (Languages)
Tominaga, Yuko – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011
The objective of this research is to detect effective factors in English pronunciation teaching from the viewpoint of EIL (English as an International Language). This research is based on the data of the Successful Pronunciation Learners (SPL) selected by the raters, Japanese and native speakers of English (NSE), in Tominaga (2005). On the grounds…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Japanese, Native Speakers
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